Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Match Preview

Republic of Ireland look to pick up their first three points with a home game against Azerbaijan on Saturday at 5:00pm (UK Time).

Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan: Betting Tips

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Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan: Predictions

 Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan: Predictions 

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 11/10
Correct score 2-1 8/1
First Goalscorer Aaron Connolly No odds available

The Republic of Ireland looked to be headed for a massive three points when they were one up going into the final minute of their encounter with Portugal on Wednesday night. Heartbreak was to follow though as Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a late brace to condemn them to a third straight World Cup qualifying defeat. It leaves them second bottom of the table without a point (alongside their opponents here) and facing a must win game.

Azerbaijan are also in need for three points after a 2-1 loss to Luxembourg in midweek continued their miserable start to qualification. It is three defeats from three games which puts them seven points behind the second spot and ten off top. If they fail to get all three points here qualifying would look to be beyond them.

Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan: Match Stats

Both these sides are in need of a victory and both will have identified this fixture as one where they can take all three points. Two of the last three Azerbaijan have played have seen both teams score while three of the last four World Cup qualification games for the Republic of Ireland have also seen both teams net.

The hosts showed enough in defeat to Portugal to suggest they can come out on top here against visitors who have won just one of their last 11 away World Cup qualifiers (and that result came against San Marino). Take a Republic victory and both teams to score.

Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Republic of Ireland 2-1 Azerbaijan

Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan: Odds

Republic of Ireland vs Azerbaijan: Head to Head

This fixture marks the first ever competitive meeting between the pair.


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